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I have been diggin on my property for about three months,and the only fair points i have found are all birds. My area is small & only about 1FT deep and I'm not sure how much deeper I can go.... I live in the Mt. Home area of Kerr Co. GOTTA LOTTA ROCKS! Any help or suggestions would be awesome! Thank you.
Send all bird donations to : ME ! heh
I love them little suckers! I only have a few.. but they sure are cool!
All it would have taken was a deers little toe to step on the little suckers to snap um.. they are pretty tough little guys!
I'm currently w/o a camera, Iwill send pictures soon. I have found larger partials ,possibly some quarry blanks,frio base....just no whole larger points.I also don't know what midden is ,please don't laugh I need to know if I'm in it or not?
....also should I dig as deep as I can, because at 18" or so Ihit tightly packed limestone, but there is still dirt. Big Willy
Its kinda liek this..
IF there is birt.. DIG... If there is still FLINT ..
Stop at flat rock if about the word of thumb here! Or when the flint stops
Thank you Michelle, this will help out I appreciate all the input I can get, and I think this is the place to get it.
Hey Big Willy, welcome to the site, and to the world of digging artifacts. I am out west of you in Edwards County (Camp Wood) area. Your birdies are the true arrowheads and last ones made from flint. We get alot of them out here as well. If you are digging in an actual long term campsite midden, then you should start finding archaic dart points in the underlying layers (if there). You do need to attempt to dig deeper in at least one spot until you are sure you have reached bottom (original ground level). With limestone there, chances may be that absolute bottom may be bedrock. Usually as you begin to approach bottom, the soil or claysoil will begin to turn orange or reddish orange from natural iron oxides precipitated out of the limestone, which stains the tighter packed clay near bottom. Some middens are very deep, and 18 inches barely scratches the surface of them. Hopefully you will transition into a nice archaic layer, and if very lucky, a nice paleo layer below that before bottom. Hope this helps a little bit, and Good Luck to you. Ya have to dig deep to prove or disprove what is actually there. At least in doing so, you will know that you didn't miss a fabulous pay dirt level!
Hi Big Wil, I brought a couple of posts from the distant past up for
you to checkout
The first,QUESTION, has some good advice AND pics.
The second, DIGGING, is a valuable insite into what type of food menu professional diggers like
Especially note that of M'chel [ diggers handle, Pecker ] She lists " TINA IN A POUCH "
That sounds like an item from an oriental market !
Big thanks to Mike& SH very useful info ,I'm gonna go deeper.My dirt does change color and I may even be in a midden . Yesterday I dug and my son and I found 2 pretty good birds and maybe a possible Uvalde Anyways its something bigger.whats great is my spot is 20 yards from my house. I tkink I'll go dig.
Most excellent news BW, a Uvalde is a dart point
amigo, so maybe that archaic layer is there after
all! Dig and do tell friend...isn't it great to
walk out your door and immediately over to a dig
Site! Got the same kinda deal here too, a large
cave with 12,000 yrs. of occupation in it.....and
it's only 300 feet from the ranch house!
Bet that really ROCKS Mike! Bet you have plenty of awesome points.
Tina in a pouch. Is that like having someone in the sack?
Hey Big Willy
I find mostly Bird points. But along with them Alot Other items like manos,scrapers,knives.drills. We have also found Arifacts from all periods.Just not as plentiful and alot deeper
Hey Leonard,Just glad to see someone else finds alot of bird points.Today at work I found the dase of ,I think a Bulverde.... on the top of a hill ! The Guadalupe is at the base of the hill. Very nice group of points you posted CONGRATS!!